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 International Charter Space and Major Disasters
Product ID: 1492 - English
Published: 26 Aug, 2010
GLIDE: FL-2010-000141-PAK

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This is the second situational update on the status of rising flood waters between the cities of Hyderabad and Thatta based on a time series of MODIS satellite data recorded this morning (26 August 08:40 UTC) and PALSAR data recorded on 19 and 21 August 2010. Flood waters have to dramatically risen over the last five days south of Hyderabad with significant flooding on both the eastern and western banks of the Indus River; an estimated 7km of Route N-5 north of Thatta is likely flooded as waters converge with Lake Khinjar; the town of Bannu on the eastern bank of Indus is currently threatened; the city of Thatta is also potentially at risk from flood waters which are currently located less than 4km to the east; the situation within the Hyderabad area continues to worsen with rising water levels north of the Kotri Barrage likely cutting railway lines north and threatening the Jamshoro thermal power station; immediately south, the eastern section of Jamshoro are at risk; within Hyderabad there is an apparent intrusion of flood waters, possibly affecting route N-5 north. This situational analysis is based on a rapid visual assessment of the current satellite data available over this area and will be revised and updated as new data becomes available; this analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT. Map scale for A4: 1:950,000; Projection: UTM Zone 42N - WGS-84.
Crisis Satellite Data (1): ALOS PALSAR (FBD HH-HV)
Resolution: 25 meters
Image Date: 19 August 2010
Source: © JAXA, METI
Satellite Data (2) :ALOS PALSAR (WB1 HH)
Resolution: 100 meters
Image Date: 21 August 2010
Source: © JAXA, METI
Crisis Satellite Data (1) :MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution: 250 meters
Image Date: 26 August 2010
Source: NASA Rapid Response
Transport Data: Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Hospital Data: WHO
Flood Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT